Daniel Barbiero offers an excursion into the possibilities of the prepared double bass as Complex Silence 37.
Daniel sent along these notes about his release:
"I have often suspected, that there may be in the Air some yet more latent Qualities or Powers differing enough from all these, and principally due to the Substantial Parts or Ingredients, whereof it consists.
--Robert Boyle, Suspicions about the Hidden Realities of the Air (1674)
"As with air, so with sound. Allusions to Fogs & Liquids collects two pieces for processed double bass and prepared double bass in which the hidden realities of sound—the overtones arising from the fundamental—form the basis for expansive soundscapes."
"Live improvisations for solo double bass and for prepared double bass were recorded and then manipulated to create slowly moving sonic environments which remain fundamentally rooted in the nature of the instrument."
"Allusions to Fogs & Liquids represents a type of music concerned with sound as something in itself, a material externality. But it can’t help but carry associations. Here the listener takes over from the composer/performer."
--Daniel Barbiero, 2013
You can learn more about Daniel and hear additional pieces at his Soundcloud site and at Free Music Archive.